FILE - This Feb. 2, 2015, file photo, depicts a part of a U.S. $100 bill. A government report says the nation’s health care tab grew at the fastest rate in eight years in 2015, driven by the coverage expansion in President Barack Obama’s law and by costly prescription drugs. The $3.2 trillion averages out to $9,900 per person, although most of that is spent caring for the sickest patients. (AP Photo/Jon Elswick, File)

US health care tab hits $3.2T; fastest growth in 8 years

The growth of 5.8 percent in 2015 boosted total health care spending to $3.2 trillion. That’s an average of $9,990 per person, although the vast share of that money is spent caring for the sickest patients.

FILE - This combination of two photos shows U.S. President-elect Donald Trump, left, speaking during a "USA Thank You" tour event in Cincinatti Thursday, Dec. 1, 2016, and Taiwan's President Tsai Ing-wen, delivering a speech during National Day celebrations in Taipei, Taiwan, Monday, Oct. 10, 2016. Trump spoke Friday, Dec. 2, with Tsai, a move that will be sure to anger China. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, Chinag Ying-ying, File)

Trump speaks directly with Taiwan’s leader, irking China

It is unprecedented for a U.S. president or president-elect to speak directly with a leader of Taiwan. China said it lodged a stern complaint with the U.S. and reiterated its commitment to seeking “reunification” with the island, which it considers a renegade province.

This photo made available by the Spartanburg, S.C., County Sheriff's Office shows Todd Kohlhepp of Moore, S.C. Kohlhepp was arrested Thursday, Nov. 3, 2016, in connection to a woman being found chained inside a storage container on a property in Woodruff, SC.(Spartanburg County Sheriff's Office via AP)

Documents: Suspected serial killer drew complaints years ago

One Facebook quiz he takes about revenge concludes he’s the “reaper” and would likely take “a fatal type of approach,” to which Todd Kohlhepp replied, “That part is true. I do take payback a little too far. Easy solution, don’t piss me off.”

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Lawsuits seek to block or halt Wisconsin, Michigan recounts

Green Party candidate Jill Stein, who requested both recounts and a third in Pennsylvania, has suggested that Trump and his backers would try to delay the recounts to make them hard or impossible to complete by the deadline for states to certify their election results or have their electoral votes be decided by Congress, which is controlled by Republicans.